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Ramipril, Altace

Description

Ramipril is an ACE inhibitor

Action

ACE inhibitor

Indications

heart failure, hypertension

Side Effects

angioedema, azotemia, cough (dry, continuing, worse at night), diarrhea, dizziness, dysgeusia (loss of taste), fatigue, headache, hyperkalemia (confusion; irregular heartbeat; nervousness; numbness or tingling in hands, feet, or lips; shortness of breath or difficult breathing; weakness or heaviness of legs), hypotension (dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting), orthostatic hypotension, sinus tachycardia, syncope, neutropenia or agranulocytosis (fever and chills), pancreatitis, (abdominal pain; nausea; vomiting; abdominal distention; fever)


Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions


Negative interactions:

Arginine
High doses of arginine may alter potassium levels. ACE Inhibitors may cause potassium retention.

Iron
Iron can interfere with absorption of ACE Inhibitors. Take at a different time of day.

Licorice
Licorice can cause sodium retention and raise blood pressure, which may counteract the actions of ACE Inhibitors.

Potassium
ACE Inhibitors may cause potassium retention, possibly resulting in hyperkalemia (excess potassium).

St JohnÕs Wort and Dong Quai
St JohnÕs Wort and Dong Quai can cause increased sensitivity to the sun, adding to side effect of ACE inhibitors.


Positive interactions:

Zinc
ACE inhibitors cause depletion of zinc. Zinc supplements may help prevent this.

 

 

 

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